A Japanese-flagged New Panamax containership lost more than 30 containers overboard in the North Atlantic on 7 January 2022.

The 13,900 TEU Madrid Bridge went adrift and suffered the container collapse while sailing its next port of call in New York, the USA, according to data provided by VesselsValue.

At the time of the incident, the 2018-built boxship was serving the East Coast 4 (EC4) service of Singapore-based container shipping company Ocean Network Express (ONE).

“Our immediate priorities are to ensure the safety of the crew, the vessel and the cargo on board. Delays to the vessel’s schedule are expected,” ONE said in a statement.

Investigation into the incident is ongoing, the company added without sharing any further details.

In November 2020, ONE Apus, another Japanese boxship deployed in Ocean Network Express’ Far East Pacific 2 (FP2) Service, lost numerous containers. More than 1,800 containers fell from the ship when it encountered severe weather while transiting the Pacific Ocean.